Definitions: (1) using or showing vision, creativity, or productive talent; (2) able to conceptualize or feel a situation other than that within one’s personal experience
Synonyms: conceptive, ideal, inventive, original, poetical, romantic
Too Far: Imagination taken to an animated level becomes fantasy. Fantasy taken too far makes for an unreal inner world. Balance your fantasy with hands-on experience and follow-through.
• What is now proved was once imagined. — William Blake (1757-1827) English Poet
• Imagination is more important than knowledge. — Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-American Physicist
• Most people look at what is and never see what can be. — Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-American Physicist
• Don’t rely on words or equations until you can picture the idea they represent. — Lewis C. Epstein and Paul G. Hewitt (1930 -) American physicist
• You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you will stand between it and the mirror of your imagination. You may not see your ears but they are there. — Mark Twain [born Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American Humorist
• Look about you this moment: Everything you see and touch was once [an] invisible idea until someone chose to bring it into being. Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until we choose to use it. — Richard Bach (1936 -) One
• Reality responds to imaginings like lightning to a rod. There is a corresponding actual reality in direct proportion to the potential reality of your imagination.
• You can use your imagination against yourself too. We are very creative about how we should feel – good or bad. Most of the negative self-talk is pure imagination.
Symbols: 1) wings; 2) flight; 3) the moon;4) Gemini (zodiac)